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06ZAGREB205 2006-02-16 14:57:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Zagreb
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EXBS: CROATIA/SLOVAKIA/SLOVENIA ADVISOR

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					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ZAGREB 000205 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NP/ECC PVANSON, ACHURCH, AMAGOULAS AND
JMCCLELLAN; DEPT FOR EUR/ACE DMARTIN; CBP/INA FOR
PWARKER; USDOE/NNSA FOR TPERRY; DOC FOR PETERSEN-
BEARD

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TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP HR LO
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SUBJECT: EXBS: CROATIA/SLOVAKIA/SLOVENIA ADVISOR
MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE - JAN 2006



1. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS

Croatia


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During the two week period between 4 -
13 Jan, several meetings were held with the
Deputy Head of MoI Border Police to discuss and
coordinate scheduling of the Feb 2006 Coast
Guard Assessment visit and discuss
participation in both the DTRA Adriatic
Exercise Planning Meeting scheduled for Jan
2006 and the exercise scheduled for March 2006.


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10 Jan, met with MOE representatives to
discuss Tracker installation issues. The
Assistant Minister requested NP/ECC to provide
a letter to their Minister confirming intent to
deliver Tracker with an inventory of components
and anticipated date of delivery in order to
allow for planning and preparation. The AM
further provided a draft of their new proposed
legislation of Dual-Use and Munitions Goods
with the request to review and critique the
document to ensure all relevant statutory
elements are identified and effectively
addressed. Additionally, the AM requested
assistance in developing the portion of the
legislation regulating Brokers and brokering.


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25-27 Jan, Attended the DTRA Adriatic
Exercise planning meeting in Split.


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30-31 Jan, Coordinated the visit of
EUR/ACE Advisor to Croatia in order to meet
with representatives of U.S. Embassy, Croatian
MOF Customs Directorate, World Bank and
Croatian Chamber of Commerce to assess goal
development and closeout of the TSAT and TTFSE
E
programs.

Slovakia


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16-20 Jan, conducted coordination
contact and courtesy meetings with the U.S.
Embassy and appropriate Slovakian government
ministries. Embassy meetings included the DAT
to provide EXBS input to the MPP, followed by
Pol/Econ to discuss organization of an Export
Control/Border Security roundtable comprised of
select embassies and EU representation.


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Met with MOE to discuss their request
for update modifications to Tracker system by
including network access to 5 additional
ministries requiring the donation of 5
additional PCs and the pertinent training.


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Met with MOF Customs Directorate to
continue coordination of the replacement of
portal monitors on the Ukrainian border. The
process is pending EU response and approval of
the Slovak request submitted to Brussels.


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Met with Head of Border Police to
discuss progress of their request for
assistance to obtain an encryption system for
their criminal database.

Slovenia


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Throughout Jan, direct coordination and
communication was maintained with the MOE
Undersecretary for Licensing to monitor and
ensure preparations for the ICP training
scheduled for 30 Jan - 01 Feb were continuing.


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12 Jan, the Embassy Ljubljana DCM,
Political Officer and EXBS Advisor met with the
Ministry of Economy's Director General for
Foreign Economic Relations, to discuss
bilateral cooperation in dual-use licensing.
While no defined commitment was given at this
meeting, the MOE ultimately provided the
minimum support necessary to meet their
responsibilities and contributions to the
scheduled training.

ZAGREB 00000205 002 OF 002




2.Training

Slovenia


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The 2nd portion of the Department of
Commerce sponsored Internal Control Program
(ICP) training was held in Ljubljana from Jan
31 - 1 Feb 2006. Efforts undertaken by the
Embassy Ljubljana to generate the necessary
support and commitment from the Slovenian
government for this training were ultimately
successful. Attendees included representation
from both industry and government.

FRANK
K